10.31.2012

BOOK OF THE WEEK*

since we began this week speaking about art,
i have a really good art book to recommend.
"the art book" has a really unique characteristic that makes it so special...

10.30.2012

BON APPÉTIT!

yes,
of course i am referring to julia child! so now that we easily deduced that...
let's try to guess why...
what could i have possibly done to get this enthusiastic?
hmmm...

10.29.2012

TUESDAY CREEPY BAG*

stuck inside due to sandy,
has created the perfect conditions for me to finally and actually make some halloween decorations, because with work and studies there was no time for anything else but candy.
of course, it's tuesday which means window shopping, but let's couple it with a myth inspired diy...what do you say?
here's what i have in my otherwise overloaded mind...
now, here is what we'll do with all these goodies,make a pumpkin like my little orion.
before we go on, does anyone know who orion was?
according to ancient greek mythology orion was a large....

10.28.2012

OBJECT PORTRAITS

happy week everyone, here in ny we're waiting for the storm.
moments like these you realize that no matter what you plan, sometimes you just have to let life take its own course because well... there is nothing else you can do.
anyway, being indoors i was leafing through art books again, and recalled giuseppe arcimboldo... i believe you will enjoy this today. who wants to make their monday a little queer?
this is "autumn", but my most favorite one,
that also happens to look like a tolkien character is...

10.25.2012

HANGING THE SIGN*

hello everyone,
it's our beloved friday today, and i have only one observation to make about this week.
good heavens it was an overload!
of information, happenings, conversations...and to be quite frank it doesn't seem like it's going to stop anytime soon.
so this weekend, i have an announcement to make...

10.24.2012

SWEET SMELLING HISTORY*

it is quite amazing to see how some things,
though seemingly small or further from the spotlight, manage to make their way in history.
the story behind this scent is as fascinating as it's creator!
click on to read some interesting facts and watch chanel's video...

10.23.2012

PRIVATE TOUR*

so i did go to the moma on sunday, yay!
of course, taking pictures was inevitable, firstly because i just had to share it with you,
and secondly because wherever there is art and i am allowed to take pictures, i do. period.
there was a performance scheduled on the first floor.
i love museum and gallery spaces. they are so geometrical, clean and athereal, when there is no traffic you can feel yourself literally gliding from exhibition to exhibition.
however, moma is one of my most favorite buildings in ny!
the spaces intertwine organically, and people's movement in the space are the blood in its veins.
i had been here before...

10.22.2012

TUESDAY GOODY BAG*

for those of you who are here for the first time,
tuesdays are our window shopping days! and this tuesday i was torn between home and fashion comfort...
and thought well, why not indulge in both?
the weather yesterday, ad the fact that i haven't slept properly in days got me all in the mood for cozy and wintertime when...

10.21.2012

A POETIC IDEA*

happy week to all.
i know, i know...modays are dreary and foggy...
but today i have something to share that may just make us all show off some dimpled cheeks!
when was the last time you...

10.18.2012

GEEKY FRIDAY

hello everyone!
i am pretty happy today, friday and all. you feel the weekend near,
the afternoon is free. the minute i step home on fridays it's like magic and my mid starts working towards... "now let's see, what shall we do this time?"
well...
this weekend i have this deep inclination to...

10.17.2012

GRAB SOME POP CORN*

i kind of stayed tuned to old films from previously.
it can be quite contagious you know.
highly hazardous i assure you, especially if you suffer of escaping tendencies like i lately,
and there is something in an old film that brings this wonderful sense of comfort,
the comfort of the old romance with whatever that entails.
but some scenes stay with you more than others, like...

10.16.2012

A NATURAL LADY

goodmorning everyone!
two quotes from two women i admire very much for their characters and style stand as an inspiration for what i'd like to talk about with you today.
katharine hepburn and...

10.15.2012

TUESDAY GOODY BAG*

this tuesday i remembered something.
i keep remebering this one film that i think i'll just indulge in for the sake of it.
but it will be so much more fun if i share it with you, and go window shopping inspired by it!
for those who didn't recognize it yet...

10.14.2012

MONDAY SURPRISE!


i have a tasty surprise for you to begin this week, are you ready?
i would like to introduce my blogger friend sheetal of stylish heel in mint, a fashion blog with a wonderful and unique perspective. she also does really interesting reviews on beauty products, which i personally find extremely helpful, as well as really fun fashion diy's and everyone at this blog loves those so definitely pay a visit. as for the tasty surprise....
i'll leave it to heel in mint!

i absolutely love the ideas tiffany comes up with for this blog and i come here often to read her 
posts so being a guest here is a truly enjoyable experience to me. thanks tiffany for giving me a 
chance to do this guest post for you! here i go.
pastel colored trend was hot for spring / summer 2012 season and is still making its way into 
our fall wardrobe. wouldn’t you love to have a drink to go along with it?  pistachio flavored 
nut milk is a perfect hearty pastel colored drink to inject some warmth to those cold and chilly 
fall days. this drink is so versatile that you could enjoy it as is or use it as a base for various 
smoothies and protein shakes. chilled, warm or hot, the drink is super delicious in every form. 
here is the recipe for this deliciously tasty pastel colored drink.
if you have a sweet tooth, you can add brown sugar or...

10.11.2012

FRIDAY PHILOSOPHY

i don't have much to say for this weekend.
not because of boredom or work load, but because sometimes it is just best to leave your friends with one simple wish...
this weekend,
i wish for all take some time to...

10.09.2012

COFFEE TABLE READS

before i say anything else today, i'd love to say a great big thanks to my blogger friend sheetal of heel in mint for inviting me to guest blog at her stylish website. i highly suggest you go see what our collaboration came up with and roam through her other posts, because they are absolutely read worthy!

now, to this weeks book reviews...
there is nothing greater than walking into a place and see books lying around.
books, if you ask me, are the perfect escape route from reality and when you're sitting around it is so entertaining to flip through pages while talking to friends.
art books, books about interiors, poetry and culture...

10.08.2012

TUESDAY GOODY BAG*

a rainy start to a week brings one song to mind...
yes, that one from the musical. naturally, boots, umbrellas, scarves all come to mind.
it is difficult to stay in style when you're a step away from soaking to the bone.
as funny as this may sound...

10.07.2012

LET'S SING MONDAY AWAY*

happy week to all, and happy columbus day!
brunch was great, we were lucky because weather got dreary just on sunday,
which was fine because i stayed in for a musical night.
has anyone ever had one of those?
if not, they are quite entertaining for a variety of, not very mature, reasons.
ehem! first of all,
they're not just movies, they're movies with a lot of singing and dancing...

10.04.2012

STYLE DILEMMAS & PASTRIES*

who is up for some help?
this weekend, this lovely, long weekend that we've all probably been looking forward to this whole week,
and when weather is said to be pretty decent, means it will be great for...

10.03.2012

EARTH AND CHOCOLATE

now that wednesday is over, we did our fashion diy
and the weekend feels closer already, i thought i might share some interior inspiration.
i haven't posted about design for a while,
but fall has finally settled in for good and well, has imposed itself upon our styles.
what better colors are there for a season like this than earthy tones?
but lately i have been all about the browns. there is something...

10.02.2012

MOVIE SHIRT

this is my therapy.
making things, and then sharing them with you so you can make them too.
this week, i wish to share something i had been planning for days, based on one of my most favorite french films with audrey tautou...
the materials you will need are very few and simple. êtes-vous prêt?

10.01.2012

TUESDAY GOODY BAG*

how is your tuesday so far?
is anyone else sleepy or is it just me?
in any case my window shopping today is a little like taking a trip to cozy land with an indefinite return. personally, i would really love that, since now that one thing is off my back i can focus on translating a paper of mine, and oh how i love translating!
anyhow, cozy land is a place where...